Antigua: India were 297 all out in their first innings at the stroke of lunch on the second day of the opening Test against West Indies in Antigua on Friday.
Sent into bat, India started the day from their overnight score of 203 for six.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma frustrated West Indies with a timely 60 run-stand for the eighth wicket, helping India reach 297 all out at the stroke of lunch.
Jadeja and Ishant were able to negotiate the threat posed by the potent pace duo of Shannon Gabriel (3/71) and Kemar Roach (4/66) after losing Rishabh Pant (24) in the second over of the day.
For West Indies, while Kemar Roach took four wickets, Shannon Gabriel three, Roston Chase two and Jason Holder one each.
Ishant Sharma ran through the West Indies top and middle-order to put them on the backfoot on Day 2 of the first Test. Ishant Sharma began his opening spell on an expensive note but recovered well to pick his ninth five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
Ishant Sharma dismissed opener Kraigg Brathwaite (14), followed by in-form Roston Chase (48), Shai Hope (24), Shimron Hetmyer (35) and Kemar Roach (0). Ishant Sharma finished with the figures of 5/42 when umpires called it a day.
India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday achieved a massive Test milestone as he picked up his 50th wicket on Day 2. Bumrah surpassed R Ashwin to become the fastest Indian player to reach 50 Test wickets, in terms of deliveries bowled.
West Indies were 189-8 at stumps in their first innings, still, 108 runs behind in reply to India’s 297 total.